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Old 08-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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I meant campus rules rather than actual law. I've never heard of a verbal bid being binding in a "the Greek Life office or IFC will keep you from accepting elsewhere" sense, but it could be in a "every fraternity man on campus will think you are a douche for going back on your word" sense.
And whether every fraternity man on campus thinks he's a douche could very well depend on drunk v. drrrruuuunnnnkkkkk.

I haven't heard of verbal bids being binding either. In fact, lots of written bids aren't enforceable at all. We just don't know, which is why for the 31st time, I'm saying that we both agree--he needs to talk to his campus' Greek Life office.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:31 PM
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And whether every fraternity man on campus thinks he's a douche could very well depend on drunk v. drrrruuuunnnnkkkkk.

I haven't heard of verbal bids being binding either. In fact, lots of written bids aren't enforceable at all. We just don't know, which is why for the 31st time, I'm saying that we both agree--he needs to talk to his campus' Greek Life office.
Yes, we agree, but I think that, even if he is *technically* in the clear, he needs to let F2 know before they hear it elsewhere.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:01 PM
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Yes, we agree, but I think that, even if he is *technically* in the clear, he needs to let F2 know before they hear it elsewhere.
This is a good point. If F2 "hears" that you accepted a bid from F1 - even if you haven't signed anything offical from F1 - they might rescind their bid to you.

So yes, do what everyone is telling you to do and confirm ASAP with your school's IFC (or Greek Life) Office what your status is.

Best of luck.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:15 PM
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This is a good point. If F2 "hears" that you accepted a bid from F1 - even if you haven't signed anything offical from F1 - they might rescind their bid to you.

So yes, do what everyone is telling you to do and confirm ASAP with your school's IFC (or Greek Life) Office what your status is.

Best of luck.
FYP. Resend =/= rescind. In fact, they are just about opposites.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:47 PM
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They should've at LEAST sprung for some IHOP. That's the breakfast spot of champions.
Waffle House has better hash-browns!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:52 PM
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I'm laughing at "top tier" and "Waffle House" being in the same thought.
But have you had their blueberry waffles? that's pretty top tier to me.

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Waffle House has better hash-browns!
Ehh, don't push it. Both IHOP and WH use that shredded potato mess then pour yellow #3 on top.

It makes McD's hash browns seem like everything.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:59 PM
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But have you had their blueberry waffles? that's pretty top tier to me.
Nope. The Fungus Shui ambiance makes it hard to eat anything there
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:43 PM
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You were drunk.You don't remember anything about F1 or accepting a bid from them. Just sign the paperwork for F2 like F1 doesn"t exist and be done with it. What does ethics have anything to do with fraternity rush.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:10 PM
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FYP. Resend =/= rescind. In fact, they are just about opposites.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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I'd argue you can't be held to a bid offered and accepted under the influence of alcohol. Also, it is my understanding that fraternity rush events are supposed to be dry events. Go pledge the house you wanted.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:03 PM
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Even if F1 are kings of the douchelords, even if they got you drunk, even if they conned you into something...get out of this as honorably as you can, don't just flip them off and start pledging F2. You never know when the hottest chick you ever meet in your life will be the longtime next door neighbor and BFF of the president of F1.

In other words, don't burn your bridges even though it seems like they may be made of toothpicks.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:11 PM
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Even if F1 are kings of the douchelords, even if they got you drunk, even if they conned you into something...get out of this as honorably as you can, don't just flip them off and start pledging F2. You never know when the hottest chick you ever meet in your life will be the longtime next door neighbor and BFF of the president of F1.

In other words, don't burn your bridges even though it seems like they may be made of toothpicks.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:00 PM
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Let me tell you a story about ethics and fraternity rush. A guy from my HS class gets invited to a summer rush party of one of the top chapters at the University of Georgia (our SEC school). Has a great time and gets invited to another summer event where he is offered a bid and told there is no need to rush any other chapter because its a done deal with this fraternity. He is really excited about joining this top fraternity so when rush begins on campus he only attends the rush events of this chapter. So what happens? The night before bid day he calls the brother who offered him the bid telling him how excited he is to join the fraternity only to be told he is not on the bid list and he should join another group. Of course it is too late for that so he is out of luck and never joins a fraternity. Talk about ethics.
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